PR Unboxing and First Impressions: Shany Cosmetics 

Hello my beautiful friends!


I hope you’re all having a fantastic day!

I received an awesome box in the mail recently from Shany Cosmetics! I haven’t tried all of these products yet in depth, so if you see a product you’d LOVE to see a full review on, just let me know in the comments below! Let’s get started on the Unboxing: 

The first thing Shany Cosmetics sent was this beautiful set of their Artisan’s Easel Brush Stand with 18 Brushes. 

My first thought upon opening these – is there is no brush stand lol. It’s actually a case! However, this case has a hard cover and if you turn the case inside out and attach the Velcro in the opposite direction  – it can stand on its end on a flat sturdy surface. I actually ended up liking this better than your typical brush stand. I find that most stands take up too much room and this case feels so nice, is compact, sturdy and holds the brushes securely and well. 


The brushes themselves feel very nice, soft and the hairs are compact and didn’t shed when I pulled on them. They’re a sinthetic hair, feel solid and have a beautiful, sleek, classic brush design featuring their logo. I haven’t tried these yet, but so far they seem like a high quality synthetic brush set, especially for the price( $25).


The next thing they sent was this incredibly fun Makeup Blender Puff Sponge, set of 10. OMG – These are so cute you guys! I’ve never seen so many different shapes or colors. To me, these feel and perform SO similar to the Original Beauty Blender. They’re soft, but firm. They don’t expand too much or become too porous when wet. They apply foundation or powder very well. I really liked these a lot. And again – for the price – they’re pretty incredible. ($20 for full set) 



Next are these Duchess Liquid Eyeliner Pens. Upon opening these I was disappointed, at first I thought they had dried out because I was getting no color production. However it’s been HOT here lately and they may have gotten a bit too much heat in transit because all I had to do is give them a good shake and BOOM. The pigment came out dark black and solid. I’m not sure how long or well these wear, but the color glided easily and pigmented onto my skin and didn’t bleed into the fine lines of my hand. I really really like the different tip options as well. This makes it so easy to create different looks and keep a sharp line. ($30)


Last, but certainly not least from Shany Cosmetics was this AMAZING 7 Layer All-in-One Masterpeice Makeup Set. This is one that I haven’t had the chance to play with much yet, however I did swatch quite a few shadows and they felt sooooo nice, creamy and pigmented. 

I think whether you’re JUST starting out with makeup, giving someone a gift, or you’ve been doing makeup for a long time. This is such a fun set and offers a HUGE color selection. I was SO EXCITED when I opened this and I would TOTALLY recommend this for those who are wanting to have a large variety of colors all in one compacted box set.


These lippies actually blew me away. A lot of times when you get a lip palette, the formula won’t be consistent or the shades end up being more like a sheer gloss than an actual lip color. These are very pigmented but totally buildable as well. I could wear these sheer or as a full on lipstick. None of these shades dry matte that I noticed however. They all stay either glossy or Satin. So if you wanted to create a matte look with these, I would simply (and very lightly and sparingly) tap some loose transclucent powder on your lips to create the matte effect. 


I’m not sure if these creams are meant more for foundation or for concealing and contouring. I would personally use these as a concealer or contour however. They’re a heavy, thicker formula that in my opinion is very full coverage. Most of the light shades contain a pinky undertone. Which for me, works well for under eye bags and concealing but wouldn’t work so well as an ALL OVER foundation or concealer.  The darker tones are quite warm however and are the perfect shades for warming up and bronzing the skin. 


As for blush – I have no complaints! These are beautiful, smooth, pigmented and would be easy to mix and match shades if you wanted to! 

You can purchase any of these items here: https://shanycosmetics.com

All of these items cost under $50 and are cruelty free! 


Hope you all loved this Unboxing and First impressions! 

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I hope you all have a beautiful day!


XOXO


-Rachelle 

Dose Of Colors Lip It Up Satin Lipstick Review And Unboxing – Rachelle Kathleen 

Hello my beautiful people!,

I was SO stoked when I received a box from Dose of colors the other day! They have seriously been spoiling me with some goodies as of late. The latest and greatest being this BEAUTIFUL Satin Lipstick from their Lip It Up line. So let’s go ahead and get started!

Packaging:

Oh my goodness the packaging!  These lipsticks have a beautiful, sleek and solid faux rose gold casing that glides like butter up or down when you twist the bottom section of the tube. They look and feel solid, and that gives them a truly luxurious feeling when you’re using or holding them! I found myself being SO careful as I was opening them because they really are THAT pretty lol! These lipsticks are also larger than your regular lipstick. I would compare them to the size of liquid lipstick or jumbo lip crayon.

Overall:

I was more than impressed with the packaging of these. If I were to be extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) picky about these; the only negative that I’ve seen or noticed is that when the lipstick is lowered all the way, the logo and tip don’t line up (as seen above). Which personally doesn’t bother me one little bit! However I thought it’d be worth a mention just in case that is something that may drive you bonkers 😅



Color and Application: 

The color scheme and selection in this line makes me melt. You’ve got muted nudes, pinky nudes, brown nudes, dark nudes, light nudes, rosy nudes….need I go on?! You have it all! I honestly don’t think there is one color in this entire set that I wouldn’t wear or love. I have NO complaints on the color scheme or selection of this collection. I really feel they put a lot of time into not only each color – but the entire set as a whole as well. 


Pigmentation and Application:

As far as pigmentation and application goes, the lipstick itself feels very moisturizing, creamy and buttery when applied. It is VERY pigmented and I found that it went on evenly and lasted me until I ate lunch in the afternoon around 5-6 hours from the time I first applied it. They set and act like a true Satin. Not too matte, but not too glossy either. I did notice that this lipstick did start to set and separate a little bit into the the dry areas of my lips by the afternoon. However, it was only noticeable when I was looking closely and this tends to happen with any lipstick for me unfortunately. 


In Summary:

 These lipsticks are great. On the scale of 1-5 stars, I would give them a 4.8. They are seriously SO close to being absolutely perfect in my opinion and I just love them. It’s not often when you can look at a makeup collection and say “I love and would wear every color in that collection”. So for me that definitely tipped the scale! 

Shop Dose Of Colors Satin Lipsticks Here: https://doseofcolors.com


Let me know what you thought about these lipsticks and review! Did you love them? Hate them? Comment down below! 

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I hope you all have a beautiful day!

XOXO

-Rachelle 

DIY Microdermabrasion

Hello my beauties! So today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite beauty and skin secrets to achieving a radiant glow! It was probably a couple of years ago that I had looked into getting microdermabrasion for my face. I had heard a lot about its benefits and how it could make you feel as though you had brand new skin. For those of you who don’t know what microdermabrasion is, let me enlighten you! Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. AKA- Out with the old and in with the new! I had seen that so many celebrities would recommend having this done once a week for their glowy radiant skin and I was intrigued! I wanted glowy radiant skin too!!

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Now for those of you who are familiar, you probably also know how expensive having it done can be! At $150-$200 a pop, there was no way I would be able to afford that even a couple of times let alone as a weekly treatment. Which is why I ended up doing some research and eventually created my own version of microdermabrasion. I started experimenting with this, first with sand (which I do not recommend lol), second with facial brushes and natural sponges (too rough on my poor face!) and then finally found my golden “ahhh” product!

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Baking soda.

Baking soda is the PERFECT consistency and texture for creating your own microdermabrasion scrub and getting into all of those pores and little nooks and crannies. It’s not too soft, but not too rough either. So if you want baby soft skin. Give my super simple recipe a try and let me know what you think! ❤

Baking Soda: 2 teaspoons

Coconut Oil: 1 teaspoon

(If you are allergic to coconut oil you can easily substitute for a different type of oil. However if your face is sensitive to oils- you can also substitute the oil for water instead. Three parts baking soda to one part water!)

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So basicaly it’s SUPER simple. I take two teaspoons of baking soda and mix it with one teaspoon of the oil or water if you prefer! Once it’s mixed into a paste like substance, I then begin rubbing and working it in all over my face. I avoid getting near my eye area to make sure I don’t get any of the paste into my eyes!

Continue scrubbing your face until you feel like you’ve sloughed away the dead skin everywhere. Focus on your trouble areas, if you have black heads or enlarged pores, this is going to be your new best friend! I usually get tired of scrubbing after a minute or two!

Now rinse with some nice cool water to help close up your pores- make sure to keep your eyes shut tight to avoid getting any product in them! I always pat my face dry rather than rub as well, rubbing your face can damage the elasticity in your skin and make you more prone to wrinkles!

Now simply enjoy the pure softness and luxuriousness of your new skin! How easy and awesome was that?! I recommend doing this no more than once a week, as it does really slough away skin!

Let me know if you guys loved this tip and how it worked for you! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time ❤ XOXO

-Rachelle